Not too long ago, I was invited to brunch/lunch at the cutest diner - Lola Diner located in the Houston Heights. You can't miss the bright orange and green logo outside. It was calling for a photo op and of course I had to do it!Read More
I was so excited for one of my best friends when she announced her engagement. I knew I had to plan the perfect shower for her. I may be a little guilty with wanting to have this type of shower for myself but it just made me love planning this for her that much more because I loved the theme. Grab tips and photos on how to recreate your own 1950s housewife brunch bridal shower.Read More
Easter is right around the corner...and it "hopped" up on me (pun intended). I typically don't plan too much for Easter except lunch after Church on Easter Sunday. Have to celebrate the resurrection of course!
I decided to get into the "social" holiday of Easter after being visually bombarded with literally some of the cutest items I have seen, from pastel to metallic eggs, faux green bunnies, bright colored baskets...the works. Then I thought about how brunch is life and decided to play around with different recipes of one of my favorite meals of the weekend.
I put together something pretty sweet (another pun...man I'm on a role) for Easter Sunday. Check out this brunch treat - Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast. Do I need to say that again? Girl....get your life this was delicious. I have never been a big french toast fan but let's just say this took me to a whole other level. Before I dive into the recipe...let's just have a look shall we?
Okay...do you see that? The goodness oozing out...yea, go back and take a look, I'll wait.
.................okay you're back. Where was I? Recipe! Yes...so check out the recipe below and be prepared for the best brunch toast of your life. You are warned and you are welcome.
French Bread, 1 package of Cream Cheese, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, 1 - 2 tablespoons of sugar, 3 eggs, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 1/2 cup of sliced strawberries (save some for garnish), 3/4 cup of heavy cream, 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1. Slice french bread in 2-3 inch thickness and cut a "pocket" (don't cut all the way through) on one side of the bread and set aside.
2. Begin to mix cream cheese, vanilla extract, strawberries and lemon juice for about 3 minutes.
3. In a separate bowl, mix heavy cream, eggs and cinnamon
4. Drop two slices of butter to prep the pan
5. Stuff the cheesecake mixture into the "pocket" of the bread
6. Coat the toast with the egg batter mixture being sure it is all covered
7. After coating the stuffed toast, you'll want to place it on the buttered skillet. This scent is heavenly by the way.
8. Fry each side until golden brown and continue the process until complete.
9. Serve warm with whipped cream, fresh berries and powdered sugar.
10. Drizzle with maple syrup and become addicted. Enjoy!
This lady right here deserves the world. She is a blogger, photographer, mother, wife and friend. I was so happy she let me host her birthday brunch. We are more alike than not and we definitely agreed on her colors for the event, blush & rose gold. Not to mention, who doesn't love brunch?! Bacon at noon...yes please!
My theory is, anything mini is adorable...mini horses, mini piñatas, mini bites...all cute! Not only does it help when serving the guests, it's easier to prep mini bites rather than huge plates of food.
One thing that was beautiful about this Birthday Brunch was the heart behind it. Stacy wanted to gift others rather than receiving gifts so she requested for guests to bring women toiletries/etc. to box and pack for the Brazoria County Women's Shelter. There was a mini craft station to box the items and of course decorate it for some extra pizzazz.